Well, I didn't have much time to feel sad about Gil leaving for Thailand, because as soon as we got back home we went into getting ready for departure in the Alfa. I had taken many things up to her over the week or so before, and assembled trip necessities on the dining room table. Having a good list sure helps when you're in a hurry.
The rally we're going to starts Monday. We have two and a half days to cover almost eight hundred miles.
Everyone has there own way of traveling and their own best times. There is no way either of us could live through a 5:00 AM departure like some of you. For us, getting up at 7:00 AM is early, and by the time we have breakfast, shut down the house, bring the Alfa down to the front drive, fill the fresh water and load the refrigerator we are satisfied with a 10:00 AM pull-out.
Getting the Alfa up our road, onto the freeway, and then stopping to hook up the toad went very smoothly.
Our driving day was the best kind. Uneventful. We had sunny skies and no wind. Traffic was light and this was the best L.A. has ever been. We ran into only one slow down! That has to be a record.
So here we are at our very first Walmart.
We drove 360 miles today, getting an all-time high of 8.7 mpg.
The good mileage was mostly due to the fact that we drove straight down the center of California on I-5. Flat and straight. We have also been keeping our speed between 55 and 60.
Gil left a coment on my post from yesterday.
"Sitting here in the Singapore Airport reading your blog. So far, so good, although I'm not actually there yet."
Love the internet!